Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1353
took some long flights a few years ago. each seat had its own touch screen lcd on which you could choose the latest movies. (not on my nickel, airline had paid for biz clbutt). usually saw 5 movies per flight but sometimes screen would jam. stewardesses' replies were always the same: "i'll have to reboot, but you'll have to wait until so-and-so in first clbutt finishes watching their movie". somebody told me each seat had its own WinNT which depended on some win server or other. airline removed that system when one of their planes burned and crashed. if i've got it right, the inquest blamed insulation on cabin wires for the fire, not the win stuff per se. not sure if there's a moral to the story, but i was allowed inside big planes while they were being overhauled and the chaos of what's under the plastic panels was frightening. various contractors in jeans looking at wire ends and either scratching their heads or tugging away to get a little more length out of the wires.
biggest blackboard i ever saw in the maintenance hangar. they used a rolling 20-foot ladder to update it. i was told they didn't trust computers to check everything off.
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1354
Steve O'Hara-Smith Oh ... it would take me a while to wade through the stuff again. Let me just recall the issue...
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